After Indian air strikes, China urges restraint on both sides

As Indian Air Force jets pounded a terrorist camp across the Line of Control days after the Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan’s ally China has urged New Delhi and Islamabad to “exercise restraint”.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang stated, “We hope that both India and Pakistan can exercise restraint and adopt actions that will help stabilise the situation in the region and improve mutual relations”.

This after India confirmed carrying out “non-military, pre-emptive air strikes” across the Line of Control early this morning to target the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

India struck the biggest camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed and a “very large number” of terrorists were eliminated, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale.

Twelve Mirage 2000 fighter jets dropped 1,000 kg bombs on the camp at Balakot.

India has started the process of briefing major world powers about Tuesday’s air strikes.

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